The insider threat comes in many forms, with employees acting maliciously, negligently and even accidentally to compromise information assets. Managing the insider threat is arguably the biggest challenge in information security, with the majority of security incidents coming from a human source. A lack of understanding of behaviour, mismanagement of resources and an inability to measure the success of initiatives has contributed to the wider issue.
On Wednesday 20th January, 13:00 GMT, Daniel Norman, Senior Solutions Analyst at the ISF was joined by Dr Margaret Cunningham, Principal Research Scientist for Human Behavior at Forcepoint, and Oz Alashe MBE, CEO at CybSafe for a live interactive panel discussion exploring the insider threat and the impact it has on cybersecurity.
About our speakers
Dr Margaret Cunningham, Principal Research Scientist for Human Behaviour, Forcepoint
Dr. Margaret Cunningham is Principal Research Scientist for Human Behavior within Forcepoint X-Labs, focused on establishing a human-centric model for improving cybersecurity. Previously, Cunningham supported technology acquisition, research and development, operational testing and evaluation, and integration for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Coast Guard
Oz Alashe MBE, CEO, CybSafe
Oz Alashe MBE is CEO and Founder at CybSafe, a behavioural science and data analytics company that builds software to better manage human risk. A former UK Special Forces Lieutenant Colonel, Oz is focused on making society more secure by
helping organisations address the human aspect of cyber security. He has extensive experience and understanding in the areas of intelligence insight, complex human networks, and human cyber risk and resilience. He’s also passionate about reducing societal threats to stability and security by making the most of opportunities presented through advancements in technology.
Oz was made an MBE in 2010 for his personal leadership in the most complex of conflict environments. He’s an Expert Fellow at The Security, Privacy, Identity and Trust Engagement NetworkPlus (SPRITE+), and the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI). He also Chair’s the UK Government’s (DCMS) Cyber Resilience Expert Advisory Group.